Alert Iowa

Severe weather can be unpredictable, and if there’s an emergency in your community you want to know about it as soon as possible. Stay informed with the information you need when you need it the most. Alert Iowa is the State of Iowa’s official emergency notification system, and is free of charge to the public. You may be wondering, how is Alert Iowa different from automatic alerts from the weather stations? Through Alert Iowa, State and local officials can utilize a single, statewide notification system that provides local control of how and when to send emergency and public safety messages to residents. Alerts include weather alerts as well as county and community specific alerts. You are also able to pick how you want to receive your alerts; through an app, voice, text, or email rather than default text alerts. You can sign up for Alert Iowa by visiting or downloading the Smart911 app.